The Top Tweets Of 2013


Now that 2013 is coming to a close Twitter is taking a look back at some of this year’s defining moment.

“What happened in the world simultaneously happened on Twitter.”

The social network played a major part in some the year’s biggest stories. After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, police turned to Twitter to alert residents about the ongoing manhunt. More than 27 million Tweets were sent after the Boston bombing.

Twitter also saw a surge of activity after the new pope was elected. Activity peaked at more than 130,000 tweets per minute when the world learned that Francis would be the new pope.

The Super Bowl also generated millions of tweets (about 24.1 million) thanks in part to the unprecedented power outage.

Golden Tweets

Sadly, the two most retweeted messages this year had to do with death. Leah Michelle “won” the Golden Tweet Award this year when she took to Twitter after Cory Monteith’s death. The message was retweeted more than 400,000 times.

The second Golden Tweet Award was also handed out for a sad reason. A message about Paul Walker’s car crash was retweeted close to 400,000 times.

2013 Twitter Stats

  • Twitter boasted more than 230 million active users in 2013.
  • 30 million users, including former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush joined the network in 2013
  • Those users sent about 500 million tweets per day.

Here are some other random Twitter facts from 2013.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a seasoned professional with a strong background in growth strategies and editorial responsibilities. Kokou has been instrumental in driving companies' expansion and fortifying their market presence. His academic credentials underscore his expertise; having studied Communication at the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), he later honed his skills in growth hacking at the Growth Tribe Academy (Amsterdam).


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